Aston Villa betting update: Di Matteo and Pearson left in contention after Moyes snubs offer

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson

Remi Garde has lost his job as Aston Villa manager - who could replace him?

General view of Paper planes on the pitch thrown by Aston Villa fans in protest

Aston Villa announced back in March that manager Remi Garde has left the club by mutual consent, less than five months into the job.

Garde only arrived as Villa manager back in November following the departure of Tim Sherwood, and was brought in with a view to saving the club from relegation.

Real Sociedad coach David Moyes is pictured before their Spanish first division soccer match against Atletico Madrid

However, Villa's relegation to the Championship was confirmed last month, and they are now preparing for life in the second tier after a dismal campaign.

Garde's departure means that bookmakers are looking at who could replace the Frenchman at Villa Park - and with odds compiled by Oddschecker, here are some of today's biggest movers...

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson

Neil Warnock: Veteran Warnock is available yet again having left his role as Rotherham United manager last week. The 67-year-old kept the Millers in the Championship when they looked set for relegation, and his work there means he is now in demand again. A battle-hardened Championship boss, Warnock may be down to 16/1 for Villa but looks unlikely to win the job.

Steve Bruce: Bruce has been heavily touted for the job ever since Garde's departure, but his connections to Birmingham City made him an unpopular candidate. Bruce is taking Hull into the Championship play-off final next weekend so currently looks unlikely to leave The KC Stadium anyway, and at 12/1 he seems to be out of the running for Villa.

David Moyes: All the talk over the weekend surrounded Moyes taking the job, but that appears to have fallen apart. BBC Sport report that Moyes has snubbed the job after taking time over the weekend to consider his next move, having been out of work since leaving Real Sociedad in November. At around 12/1, few bookmakers feel that Moyes will be changing his mind about Villa any time soon.

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Nigel Pearson: Long seen as the favourite for the Villa job, Pearson has been slashed back down to Evens today after Moyes snubbed Villa. Pearson has been away from management for almost a year having left Leicester City last summer, and is thought to be one of the final two candidates for the Villa job this evening. A former Championship title winner with Leicester in 2014, Pearson has all the credentials that Villa need, and at Evens he is right in the running.

The favourite - Roberto Di Matteo: Former Chelsea star Di Matteo has been the favourite for some time now, and is around 8/13 for the job tonight. The Italian is a former Championship promotion-winner having taken West Brom to the Premier League in 2010, and appears to be highly thought of by Villa's owner-in-waiting Tony Xia. Having also won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012, Di Matteo could be as shrewd choice by Villa.

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